CANASTOTA - Daniel C. Burke, Sr., 86, Route 31, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in the Oneida Healthcare Center, shortly after his admission.
Born in Oneida on Dec. 12, 1925, he was a son of Thomas and Marguerite DesJardins Burke. A resident of the area for the past 25 years, Daniel was a graduate of Oneida High School and Syracuse University.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Burke was employed with the former Griffiss Air Force Base. He was a member of the American Legion, Oneida Post 164, the Disabled American Veterans and enjoyed gardening and golf. Daniel was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Burke was of the Catholic faith.
Surviving, one daughter, Christine Burke of Liverpool; one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel C. and Rosemary Burke of Fulton; his companion, Gertrude Smith; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Rosemary and Ted Reinhardt of Oneida and Patricia Burke of Albany; one brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Marilyn Burke of Albany; two grandchildren, Jason Burke and Sarah and her husband, Matthew Saucier, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Charlene Metot and a sister, Barbara Felts.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main St., Oneida. Friends may call at the funeral home, 12-2 p.m., Saturday, prior to the service. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Van Service, 301 Bleecker St., Utica, N.Y. 13501. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home.
CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME
.Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on October 24, 2012
Created by: Andrew L.
Record added: Oct 28, 2012
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